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intr.v. con·sent·ed, con·sent·ing, con·sents
1. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree: consent to medical treatment; consent to going on a business trip; consent to see someone on short notice. See Synonyms at assent.
2. Archaic To be of the same mind or opinion.
1. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence. See Synonyms at permission.
2. Agreement as to opinion or a course of action: She was chosen by common consent to speak for the group.

[Middle English consenten, from Old French consentir, from Latin cōnsentīre : com-, com- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

con·sent′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consenting - having given consent; "consenting adults"
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"


[kənˈsentiŋ] ADJ consenting partyparte f que da su consentimiento
between consenting adultsentre personas de edad para consentir


[kənˈsɛntɪŋ] adjconsentant(e)
consenting adults → adultes consentants
sex between consenting adults → rapports sexuels entre adultes consentants
References in classic literature ?
It is impossible," said she, "for parents to be more kind, or more desirous of their children's happiness; I have no doubt of their consenting immediately.
At length her senses began slowly to come back to her, and then, rather than break faith with the Prince of Persia by consenting to such a marriage, she determined to feign madness.
Her gratitude to him and her interest in him alike forbade her to compromise his brilliant future by consenting to a marriage which would degrade him in the estimation of all his friends.